The following birds are available for sale at this time. They are priced so the average person can afford them. So don't pass up some good birds just because they're not priced at several hundred dollars each. If you're at the other end of the financial spectrum, you need to realize that these are pedigreed animals and not street pigeons. The day of the five-dollar pigeon is long gone. They are priced so I can receive some reasonable return on the investment I have made in feed, time caring for them, etc.
What is a pigeon really worth? The value of a pigeon depends on three factors, and you can read about them here.
You will find some rare-colored birds among those listed. It is important to remember that we are a FLYING loft, not a COLOR loft. Our rare colors are required to fly right with the other birds. We sell youngsters that we raise out of our flyers, but we will seldom sell the rare-colored flyers themselves because we will be using them later as breeders.
I am selling pigeons, not paper, but almost all of those listed below have extensive pedigrees. I will provide whatever pedigree information I have on each bird listed. Feel free to email me and request an electronic copy of the pedigree of any bird listed here.
PLEASE NOTE: The last few years have seen significant increases in postal rates. Therefore, if birds are to be shipped to you (shipping to destinations in the USA only), the shipping charge will be $55 for one or two birds, $75 for 3 or 4 birds, $100 for 5 or 6 birds, and $120 for 7 or 8 birds to cover the cost of postage and a special USPS-approved shipping box. (Larger boxes not only cost more, but they also mean even more weight, hence the jump in shipping costs as the number of birds increases.) More than 8 birds will require a second box.
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Special Offer - Top breeders from my breeding loft.
Over the last few years I have experienced some back and shoulder problems that make it necessary for me to reduce the size of my breeding flock even more. For that reason I will be offering some of my top quality breeders*, both in standard and rare colors. Please keep in mind that even the rare colors have been upgraded to racing quality. We have never considered ourselves a "color loft". We are a flying loft that likes to breed an eye-appealing variety of colors. These mated pairs will be priced at $300 a pair. Most pairs are blends of various families that have been mated for performance, with only a few being "pure" of a particular family. Many of these are down from AU Registered Champions bred by top flyers here in the Midwest. (*Included among these are two very nice pair of Houbens that go back to Clausing stock.)
|For serious inquiries only. Contact me via email and I will send you a list of what is available. (No whites available)|
This is not a white! It looks like a white, but it is an ash red brown qualmond barless cock, no. 3256 . The qualmond is linked to brown. Sire is a brown Qualmond barless that goes back to the long distance browns of the late Bob Eaton and 969 Janssen on one side and “The Iceman”, a 300-mile winner on the other. Dam is a yellow check carrying barless that flew 125 miles and placed 10th out of 113 birds and 5 lofts prior to being stocked. She is basically Janssen/VanLoon, and her sire is a diploma winner. His full brother is listed below at lot no. 7. Full pedigree. Price reduced: $100
|2.||2015 "white lace" cock. (spread recessive opal) no. 5015, bred from a family of opals that have produced several fliers for me, including "Snake River", a 200-mile winner who looks just like this bird. Sire of this bird is a full brother to Snake River, as well as another pigeon that was a 2nd-place winner. We did not fly young birds here in Ohio this year, because of a ban on pigeon races due to the avian inflluenza scare, so this pigeon has never been flown. I would consider him "medium" in size with an orange eye, active and ready to mate. Full pedigree. Price reduced: $100|
Sale Pending 2015 almond, no. 5886, out of a pair of almonds on my flying team. Both parents flew twice from 100 miles and once from 120 as young birds in 2014 but were not flown as old birds since our old bird season was shut down early due to the avian influenza scare. Sire is a full brother to a bird that was 5th place in the MVS auction race in 2013 and also a full brother to a club winner at 100 miles; G-Dam is a Huysken VanRiel hen from Lighthouse Loft on Long Island. Dam is a granddaughter of an AU Registered Champion. This pigeon is approximately 3/4 janssen and 1/4 HVRPlease keep in mind that this is a young bird and the flecking increases with each moult. Note: I thought this was a cock, but now I am thinking it is a hen. Price: $100 - Sale Pending (JS)
|4.||2015 almond cock, no. 5887, out of a pair of almonds on my flying team. Both parents flew twice from 100 miles and once from 120 as young birds in 2014 but were not flown as old birds since our old bird season, as well as young birds, was shut down early due to the avian influenza scare. Sire is a full sibling to a bird that was 5th place in the MVS auction race in 2013 and also a full brother to a club winner at 100 miles; G-Dam is a Huysken VanRiel hen from Lighthouse Loft on Long Island. Dam is a granddaughter of an AU Registered Champion. Please keep in mind that this is a young bird and the flecking increases with each moult. Approximately 3/4 janssen and 1/4 HVR, this is the nestmate of no. 5886 above. Price reduced: $75|
|5.||2014 blue bar hen, "One-Eyed Jill". She flew 100 twice and 120 once as a young bird, placing in the top ten percent on the 120. I'm not sure how it happened, but some time over the winter she injured her left eye and is now blind on that side, so I had to remove her from the flying team. Based on her pedigree I set her aside in 2015 as a breeder and was planning to use her again again this year. Her sire is a son of "Heisenberg", my best flyer over the last ten years, and her dam is an AU Elite Registered Champion. She is primarily Janssen on her sire's side and Flor Engels on dam's side. Here's a proven flyer with a performance pedigree. I would use her myself but I have pledged to reduce the number of breeders I keep, so I am offering her here at about a third of her true value. Price reduced: $50|
|6.||2014 "Cherry" (red phase recessive opal) cock no. 4962, checker carrying barless. Sire is an unflown full brother of "Snake River", a 200-mile winner. Mother is a barless blue hen that is a granddaughter of the imported hen recently sold on this site. This is a medium-size pigeon that feels great in the hand. Although a late hatch that has not been flown, he is down from flying stock and should make a great breeder for someone. Full pedigree. Price reduced: $75|
|7.||2013 ash red brown qualmond barless cock, full brother to lot no. 1 above. See description above for details. Price: $100|
|8.||Here's another 2015 almond cock no. 5878,also raised by my flying team, but with a totally different pedigree. His sire is 3026, a very nicely flecked 2013 cock that has flown twice from 100, twice from 120, and once from 180 miles. 3026 is a son of my foundation cock 6227, but will likely replace him in the breeding loft for 2016. Dam of 5878 is blue bar hen 4814, whose mother is an AU Registered Champion and her sire is my "Y2K cock". Full pedigree. Price reduced: $75|
|9.||2015 Houben cock no. 5861. Sire is a red saddle pattern bred by Sal Hernandez from a pair of direct Clausing birds. Sire is a grandson of "David Jr." who was sire to a winner of the South Africa Million Dollar Pigeon Race. Dam is a silver and was bred by Dennis Doyle and is out of a linebred pair "with many of the Clausing greats in the pedigree." Six of the eight great-grandparents in the pedigree are Clausing banded birds. Full pedigree. Price reduced: $100|
|10.||2015 dun check cock, a double grandson of "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner and multiple diploma winner. This cock carries the gene for brown and also the gene for barless. This pigeon would be in my breeding loft for next season if I did not find it necessary to reduce the number of breeders kept. His sire is a barless blue and dam is a khaki check, both children of The Iceman. Siblings have flown well for us. Paternal grandmother raised a money winner in the 2009 GNEO futurity. Maternal grandmother is Blue Miracle Janssen, with Blue Miracle in her pedigree four times, as well as Grangers Diamond three times and Assured Silver once. Full pedigree. Price reduced: $75|
|11.||2014 dilute dominant opal cock, This bird was also obtained over the summer from the same flyer who had to dispose of her entire loft due to health issues. I was not supplied with a complete pedigree, but was told that he is down from Ganus's "Phantom" and "Miss Dynomite" on his mother's side. His sire was bred by me, and is a recessive opal that is a full brother to "Snake River", a 200 mile winner. I can supply a pedigree for his father, but have nothing on paper from his mother's side. Although he is dominant opal, he also carries the gene for recessive opal, since that is what his sire is. This is a very nice small-to-medium cockbird that handles quite nicely. He was feeding young when this photo was taken, and that is evident in the photo. Priced to sell. Price: $50.|
|12.||2008 Dworek hen, no. 951. This has been one of my very consistent breeding hens, producing a race winner and several diploma winners as well as several futurity entries. Her grandchildren also did very well for me. Her sire was purchased directly from Rich Dworek via iPigeon, and her dam was bred by a very successful Midwestern flyer who has since retired from the sport. The dam goes back to bird purchased from Dworek back in the nineties. She raised four young in 2015, all of which were sent out to futurities, prior to me shutting them down early. Full pedigree. She is being offerred at a bargain price due to her somewhat advanced age. Price: $50|
|13.||Late hatch 2015 indigo cock. Sire is a dominant opal check bred by Tim Ross of Flyhome Loft of Califormia. Dam is a "red splash" indigo hen recently sold on this site. Sire is unflown but his mother was flown out to 398 miles, placing 18th vs 292 birds @ 242 miles, and 20th vs 222 birds @ 359 miles. Dam has 3 of the CBS blacks in her pedigree as well as several flyers that were flown out to 350 miles. Price: $50|
|14.||Here's a 2015 dilute hen, no. 5957. She is inbred to a 300-mile winner, "The Iceman" via his son mated to his granddaughter. The sire of this hen flew out to 255 miles prior to being stocked. He is primarily Janssen The dam was unflown but has produced several flyers for us, one of whom placed in the top 20% in the 2013 GNEO futurity. She is primarily HVR. Both parents of 5957 carry barless, so there is a chance she may as well. Full pedigree. This would make an excellent mate for either of lots no. 10 or 11 above. Price: $75|